Apparatus and method for providing optimal gear advice

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PATENT NO 10436602
APP PUB NO 20170314679A1
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15528767

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A method and apparatus for providing an indication to a driver of a geared vehicle that the vehicle is not in an optimal gear is disclosed. The method comprises determining a current gear of the vehicle and determining a current speed of a drive unit of the vehicle. An indication is then provided to the driver of the vehicle that the vehicle is not in an optimal gear when: (i) the determined current speed of the drive unit is greater than a predetermined threshold; and (ii) the determined current gear of the vehicle is less than a maximum gear of the vehicle. A method and apparatus is also disclosed for determining a score indicative of the amount of time during a journey on a road network that a geared vehicle is driven in an optimal gear.

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TOMTOM TELEMATICS B V1011 AC AMSTERDAM

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Dietzel, Lars Schkopau, DE 2 1
Ebert, Christoph Leipzig, DE 14 21
Leupold, Marco Leipzig, DE 9 13
Orlowsky, Steffen Dessau-Roßlau, DE 6 13
Pauwelussen, Jasper Johannes Anthonius The Hague, NL 6 13
Verheijen, Paul Roeland Heemstede, NL 6 13

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